Glen Margolis

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Glen Margolis, the founder and CEO of Steelwedge Software, has extensive executive experience leading software, management consulting and manufacturing organizations. His background includes the management of both strategy and systems implementation projects for high technology manufacturers

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Why S&OP Belongs in the Cloud

Hurricanes and tsunamis. Diverse and aggressive competition. Volatile financial markets. Fickle consumers. Uncertainty is clearly the new norm. Gone are the days of rigid business plans and fine-tuned demand forecasts. Today’s businesses need unprecedented organizational agility to quickly recognize, recalibrate and respond to shifting demand in the face of volatility. Integrated business planning (IBP) – the […]

Steelwedge Closes the Agility Gap With New Mobile, Analytics and Big Data Capabilities

I’m excited to announce today that Steelwedge has launched the latest version of our sales and operations planning (S&OP) platform. This new release addresses the growing complexity and volatility that manufacturers are facing, and is designed to help them respond to these challenges with greater agility and intelligence. Here are a few examples from our customer […]

Why Can’t I Use our Financial Planning System for S&OP?

Why can’t my financial planning system be used for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)?  This is a question I am asked regularly. It is also the reason why various providers of financial planning solutions have recently partnered with Steelwedge. The easiest way to find the answer is to speak with an organization that has tried […]

Agility Redefined: When S&OP Meets Big Data

Now that the world’s most sophisticated  companies have started to leverage the big data created by maturing S&OP processes to make better decisions, is S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) finally coming of age? A global high tech equipment manufacturer leverages the huge repository of data built on a year of S and OP plan archives […]

The Titanic and S&OP: Are We Condemned to Repeat History?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,”  George Santayana, 1905 This coming Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece from Roger Cohen articulates how the ship’s captain Edward Smith and his elite passengers peacefully cruised the Atlantic in total luxury—completely oblivious to […]

Raise a Cup of Kindness

As we exit another wild, unpredictable year filled with economic, political and environmental upheaval—resulting in changes wrought of inspiration, desperation and perspiration, a virtual salute. Indeed, as a global community there is much to be lauded, much to be learned and much to be leery from 2011. Cultural revolutions from the Middle East to Wall […]

Does the Cloud need ERP validation, or do ERP’s Need Cloud Cred?

Much ado has been made of the recent moves by ERP vendors Oracle and SAP to acquire their way into the SaaS space.  It is indeed high time that the big ERP players  embrace cloud computing.  Certainly, the value of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service has not been lost on next generation software and solutions players—nor, more importantly—on its […]

S&OP: Beyond the Basics

Webinar featuring S&OP Expert Tom Wallace Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. PST Register for the webinar here! Just as the Sales and Operations Planning practice has evolved dramatically over the past decade, so have the global market dynamics and complexities. In global business, volatility is the “new normal.” So, how do S&OP leaders adapt to […]